It was such a surprise to read the book and find it so wonderfully entertaining. I always look at amazon reviewer’s feedback prior to purchasing because they are not influenced by the narrator’s performance. As we all know a narrator can really make a book or ruin it for all. When I saw the high ratings, I decided to give the book a shot. I very much enjoyed the story and liked the push and pull between the hero and heroine. The story was completely believable and although I am not a huge fan of Ann Flosnik, I though her performance was okay. The book does not contain complicated characters or a clever plot, especially since I guessed who was behind all the mystery prior to the unveiling, but overall I still enjoyed the story very much, enough to finish it all in one day.
The reviewers must have been very kind in this case. I was vastly disappointed to listen and see the storyline fall so short. A very long story, which I would not have minded had it been good, with uninteresting characters and an unbelievable storyline. A duke acting int he manner mentioned in the book would have never happened those days. The heroine was also a very aggressive, rude, trouser wearing, foul mouthed, lying director of the castle and winery with no feminine attributes. So I guess I am glad this story is finally finished.
I needed to read a book like this at this moment in my life. It completely warmed my heart. A grand love not based on looks but the personality. At 20 the heroine is so mature it was a delight to listen to the story. And what can I say about the hero but that he is a supreme delectable candy with a brain, heart and morality. Ok I know... A bit of a bookish character but we all need to dream about a man like this one even if they don't exist.
Buy this book with confidence that you won't be listening to a sappy storyline with insecure and fluffy characters. I also loved the twists in the storyline. Made it so unpredictable.
A wonderfully written book with clever writing and funny deliveries. Completely unexpected. I purchased this book among a few others in an Audible sale and so far I have been so disappointed with my selections that I did not even want to listen to this one. Until about 30 min into the book and then I was hooked. Just know if you purchase this book you will not have an ending. I hope this is not going to be one of those series where you have to read all before the hero and heroine finally end up together. For now I can not wait to read the next book in the series.
Nate and Jules are both very perfect looking, tall, sexy, gorgeous, smart, hard working, very hot for each other and how could you not, and he is also very rich. Nate also showers her with expensive gifts and gives her a no limit card to Neiman's. So extremely generous too. Guys like that are a dime a dozen as we all know. Oh and all other characters are also perfect looking and kind and tall and.... One character was beautiful but not so nice so of course she got fired but others are all kind and thoughtful and even good looking. Nate and Jules were both so perfect that you wonder where the excitement of the book would come from. And of course there was not much excitement. I was a bit bored and found myself zoning off throughout the book especially during sex scenes. I usually like that added sex to well written stories but I don't like it to be the main attraction with no story to carry it along. Not to ruin the book for anyone but they fall very hard for each other then less than two weeks of dating they both admit to being in love with the other. Oh yes and the moving in together happened as quickly as well. The story was unrealistic enough that I found it hard to identify with the characters. I'm glad I got this book on sale or I would have not been happy right now.
I also really dislike Jennifer Mack's narration as a man. Her male voices sound young, choking as if they have something stuck in their throats and irritating although her female voice is good. I personally can't get into a male character with a voice like that.
The story was very shallow. Characters lacked depth and the heroine was childish in the manner she kept pushing the hero away and then pulling him back in. Bipolar acting in almost every scene in response to him. And then Sarah Castille decides to end the story and all of a sudden the mystery as to how to beat this huge and powerful law firm becomes child's play. It is all fixed within just a few lines in the book and the world is put to rights again while the heroine is almost over night able to accept love in her life. Ugh. I am glad this book is over but I am disappointed that so much potential for this book went down the tube so fast. I was really looking forward to reading this book.
The story was not bad but it lacked that excitement element. Liked that the heroine was "chubby" but the fact that the hero was a hunk made the story unbelievable. People usually become who they want to attract and if the guy is that hot, it is unlikely he would go for her. Almost makes one think that this story was what J Crusie wishes would happen. I do wish we lived in a world where the inner beauty counted and the outer shell was icing on the cake, but as we all know that is not real life. this aspect of the story made it unbelievable and unlikely. A negative in my opinion.
I usually evaluate a book by my reaction to it. If I can't put it down, it is well written, engaging and well performed and if I can walk away and stay away for hours at a time, well, then it is not a winner. The book was not bad but it was not good either. I'd say don't waist your credit on this one.
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It was not a bad story but the heroine who was supposed to be very clever and smart sure made some stupid decisions. I enjoyed the twist at the end of the story which I did not expect but that's only because the villein's character was so poorly developed that at the end it could have been anyone. The story was a bit stretched and a little unbelievable but overall I'd say it ended up being a solid 3.
My first book by this author and I hate to say I was bored out of my mind after the initial half of the book. I felt the book quickly lost that draw needed to have it be a page turner and what I felt could have been a great story soon became a book I listened to by fast forwarding. So I definitely did not enjoy this one. Sorry
The narrator was great with all voices except the highlander himself. The voice was not only NOT sexy it was so bad I cringed.
I am so disappointed in this book by Eloisa James. I have always really enjoyed reading her books and could NOT wait to start this one. So much so that I fast forward listened to the book I was reading at the time just so that I could start this one sooner. Ok the other book bore me out of my mind too but that was not the reason for the urgency especially since I have 8 other books in my library I have been wanting to read.
This book started up great until the wedding night and then boom. All that joy was replaced with frustration and anger. Are we to believe as readers that a strong character such as the heroine would not speak up about the details of her condition? And then to continue on making the plot even more stupid by adding more to the ridiculousness of the story to the point she flees London pregnant???? huh?? And no one knew that she was about 5 months pregnant at that point and the heroine was shocked about the gossip surrounding her. Very believable. Or NOT. Really, I felt like E James could not come up with a better twist and so tried to make this one sound logical and plausible. Well, it did not work. I just got so upset that I spent the rest of the book fuming over the stupidity of the heroine for not speaking out well before the disaster and the hero for behaving poorly again and again and calling his wife a whore and being quick to get rid of her without asking for an explanation. But most of all I was mad about getting this book all together. A complete waist of my time. If you are an E.J. fan you may still enjoy this book but the story was too poor and simplistic and ridiculous for my taste.
This was my first book by Mariana Zapata and my my was it funny. I found myself bursting into out loud laughter throughout the book and will have to listen to it again just to remember some of the great lines she uses in this book. Listen to this book with a pen and paper because you really don't want to miss her clever come backs and smart replies. The story was good too but the clever writing takes the cake.
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